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U.S. Senate candidate, Houston Mayor Bill White, pushes hard in EP; Reyes, Shapleigh among supporters

News release from the NPT Inbox:

El Paso a Top Stop for U.S. Senate Candidate; Supporters and voters rally for leading candidate’s listening tour

EL PASO, TEXAS — Mayor Bill White will be in El Paso Sunday and Monday to meet people and hear about their hopes, expectations, and concerns for Texas’ future. On Sunday, he will be the special guest at a tardeada in the Lower Valley hosted by Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Commissioner Willie Gandara, Jr., SISD Board Trustee Gary Gandara, YISD Board Trustee Marty Reyes, SISD Board Trustee Willie Gandara Sr., and EPCWID General Manager Chuy Reyes.

Sunday, August 16, 2009
4:00 -7:00 PM
11700 Coker Rd.

On Monday afternoon, Mayor White will be holding a press conference at the recently opened Chester E. Jordan Elementary School, the first “green” school in El Paso.

Monday August 17th, 2009
1:30 – 2: PM
Chester E. Jordan Elementary
13995 Jason Crandall Drive
El Paso

On Monday evening, the Bill White for Texas campaign will host a meeting El Pisto restaurant. State Senator Eliot Shapleigh will introduce Mayor White.
Monday, August 17, 2009
5:00 -7:00 PM
El Pisto Food & Drink
212 West Overland Avenue
El Paso

To date, more than 3000 supporters have have contributed more than $4.4 million White’s campaign for U.S. Senate, putting him in the fundraising lead for all candidates in the race.

The son of San Antonio schoolteachers, White helped build a law firm and managed a successful business before being elected Houston’s mayor in 2003. Since then, he’s been re-elected twice with 86% and 91% of the vote. During White’s administration, Houston led the nation’s cities in job growth, adding more jobs than sixteen states combined. At the same time, he cut property taxes five years in a row and helped seniors with tax relief. White also started a special initiative that gives returning veterans the welcome they deserve with coordinated social services, reductions in red tape, and employment opportunities. After Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike, Bill White mobilized an effective disaster response including first responders, businesses, and churches. For the compassionate, hands-on leadership after Katrina, White received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2007. Previously, he served as Deputy Secretary of Energy of the United States.

For more information, please visit And don’t forget to check out Bill’s Facebook profile at

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 15, 2009 at 7:56 pm

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